January in England is made for comfort food. The promise of snow at the end of the week has me relinquishing to a cosy bowl of risotto, curled up in front of the telly with a Labrador at my feet.
Happy New Year! I’m keeping my first post of 2017 pretty simple. There are few things easier than a classic no churn ice cream. Citrus season is upon us and this is a decadent excuse to use up some oranges.
I’m an advocate of one-pot suppers and am always looking for a simple and indulgent meal to feed a crowd.
Autumn has arrived full of bluster. The clocks have gone back and we’ve been shocked into a new rhythm. The first few days always take some adjustment. By four twilight begins, by five its night.
Hearty, economical and delicious, this version of Sicilian Caponata has become a regular weeknight staple in our household, particularly now that aubergines are in full swing.
Clotted cream is my weakness and I’ve been known to plough my way through an entire tub, armed with a spoon, as if eating yoghurt. I’m also a fan of any efficient catalyst for ferrying this delectable West Country treat into my mouth.
I made this delicious tart a few weeks ago, and I regret not putting the recipe up straight away. Raspberries were at their zenith and we’d returned from the local Pick Your Own with baskets of them.
It’ been an indulgent few months. With a house full of visitors nearly every weekend, we’ve had no choice but to stuff ourselves with Sunday Roasts, English breakfasts and victoria sponge. Not to mention the wine!
The good weather arrived just in time for the bank holiday weekend, and we awoke on Saturday to find the sun beaming through our bedroom window. By midday the cricket pitch was a hive of excitement. The grounds man and his spaniel were surveying the lines.